This episode of Loki was packed with great lines making it hard to choose a theme to write on, but the overall theme of this episode was about how to defeat an entity called and Alioth.
According to Marvel Fandom,”Alioth is a trans-temporal entity, existing across divergent timelines as an enormous cloud destroying all it touches, causing massive temporal disturbance, and devastation across entire dimensions.”
In other words, it sucks up matter and energy and grows bigger.
Loki’s plan to defeat the Alioth is to fight him straight on, but Silvie, a female Loki and ally, has a different idea, to go through Alioth to see who’s on the other side controlling the TVA (Time Variance Authority)
You see David and Goliath (sounds a lot like Alioth) and you see a fight between good and evil. Fair enough. What you may forget is what motivated David to fight Goliath in the first place. David had gone down to the battle to bring his brother’s lunch when Goliath came out,
“David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”” I Samuel 17:26
David wanted to take this insult to God off the map and also wanted to know what was in it for him. Saul had promised a big prize,
“Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.” I Samuel 17:25
David fighting Goliath was for both selfish and righteous reasons. No different than you or I when deciding if a battle is worth the blood. David saw what was on the other side of Goliath, Israel gets a W and he got paid, which gave him the motivation to step up.
David also fought a different kind of battle. Goliath wanted to fight hand to hand, and David said, “No way. Distance is my friend”. Loki wanted to fight hand to hand with his Alioth but Sylvie said, “There’s another way.”
The Bible says
And Paul says it again in 2 Corinthians 10:4
You may have an Alioth to face today. It’s not a 10 foot tall human, it’s a cloud of fear and doubt sucking up all all your emotional, physiclal, mental and spiritual energy. How will you fight it?
Your Alioth is in your way to something you want. What’s on the other side of your Alioth (or Goliath) that would make you stand and fight?
More money or security for your family?
A raise or promotion?
Spiritual freedom from a nagging sin or habit?
Don’t focus on the Giant, look past it, focus on the reward and then fight with all you have to attain it.